Quoted from Averell:
No reproduction... and somehow always less original spare parts... that's the situation.
Plastics and backpanel are no cosmetic things, these are existential parts that once broken or peeled off they leave an unaesthetic condition.
Amd it's not funny to play this Pinball Machine while broken or incomplete.
Later on the time will come, where all these parts increase to astronomical prices that nobody wants to pay anymore.
Original plastics not made of PET-G are crap and how many of these you will swap during lifecylce of the ALIEN?
PET-G have to be installed once and that's it.
Alien also works with or without Apron, but not without plastics... especially the ramps.
it's wise and I do respect your opinion.
On my side, I start getted annoyed with all the money spent on this pinball, I haven't heard anything like this on other rare games like BBB and even TBL. Here, seems all the parts needs to be replaced.
I've played mine every day for couple months already with a playfield protector and everything is still perfect.
At the end, I don't want to pay double price for this pin just to be sure it last forever. Previous owner didn't even bought a spare led and everything was fine.
I mean what needs to be changes? I don't know for others but
all the plastics
spare LED boards
spare driver boards (several for each pin)
new fancy USB cable at min 50 dol each
back trasparent panels
new alien motor (available)
spare playfield LCD
coils (a lot) since there are HP
spare LEDs (a lot)
spare top lights
And mine was a last run!!!
also the the spare parts are sold with crazy price on the marcket. Look at the top light on the LE for sell at 80 euros each, could be found en ebay at 25 euros for both...
Am I the only one thinking it's starting to be a bit too much? I know I might have some downvote on this...
I don't even want to spend on mods anymore.
I think one day now I might sell it, that's also why.
Let's just enjoy playing this pin guys. It was supposed to go to the bar....